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What Fedora community?

What Fedora community?

Posted Oct 23, 2003 4:40 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330)
Parent article: No More Free Beer?

"The Fedora community" apparently does not exist. That is, everyone on the Fedora steering committee, plus all the key Fedora developers, are Red Hat employees. The architectural decisions are all being made by Red Hat engineers. The only difference appears to be that Fedora will not be sold in stores as "Red Hat 10", and its status is being talked down by Red Hat marketing to encourage business users to spring for Advanced Workstation 3.0 instead. The previous Fedora project appears to have been assimilated.

Now, I'm not necessarily against this, other than my concerns about how it is being communicated. I respect the Red Hat crew's technical skills very much.

It is possible that this will change in the future and that Red Hat will allow others to help make the decisions. But I see no reason why users with limited budgets shouldn't treat Fedora, when it ships, as if it were Red Hat 10.


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